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Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Ynez, CA
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This burgeoning wine region is located just north of Santa Barbara and is home to more than 60 vineyards.
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  • Average1%
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“los olivos” (15 reviews)
“rolling hills” (5 reviews)
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Santa Ynez, CA
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"los olivos"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 6 reviews
"rolling hills"
in 5 reviews
"wine tasting"
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"beautiful area"
in 4 reviews
"back roads"
in 2 reviews
"chumash casino"
in 6 reviews
"driving around"
in 3 reviews
"different wines"
in 3 reviews
"central california"
in 2 reviews
"great wineries"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"horseback riding"
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"ranches"
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"towns"
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"mission"
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We're were so lucky, a lot of rain has turned everything so fantastic green! There are so many places you can try different wines. People are so friendly. Highly recommended this region!

Thank R_Sweden
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

No matter is you are into wine, horses, gambling or looking for a great place to eat. You won't be disappointed in this little valley.

Thank lhumburger
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We loved this so much we're planning another longer trip for next year. Enjoyed the winery tasting rooms, the wine, the people - staff and guests. We never had anything but great meals and service. Driving around to the wineries was very scenic. Cute charming...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Pick a 3 day weekend and book a hotel. This is a beautiful location, kickback, friendly people,lots of wine! and some great restaurants to try. This is a potential location to sell up and make the move! Just let me buy first.... enjoy your visit.

Thank DPKH
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I brought my 83-year old mother to Santa Ynez to gamble at the Chumash Casino. We stopped in the little town of Santa Ynez for a meal afterwards. I thought it would be a tiny, dusty farm town. To my delight, I found the people...More

Thank Mary L
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Santa Ynez Valley has its distinct appellation, and there are some exceptional wines to taste. But the area is also very scenic, with little traffic on the country roads lined with vineyards or cattle ranches under the oaks. It is worth taking a side trip...More

Thank Janet F
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

We are totally in love with the beauty of this Valley and the quality or their wines .We live close enough to come often although we do skip summers as it gets a bit crowded. It's a real treat for us to stay a couple...More

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful time in the area. There are so many wineries around the area it is difficult to choose. There are good maps available everywhere, that make navigating easy. Plenty of guided tours available if you plan to do a lot of 'tasting'. The wines are...More

Thank james q
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Spent 2 days with the Mrs getting to know the area. So peaceful and relaxing! So many things to do and see are only a 10 -30 minute drive in any direction.

Thank Mane A
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Quiet nights, wake up to the sound of birds, lazy days, wave to familiar friendly faces, walk your dog without a leash, that is the valley

Thank sbconcretedesign
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Nearby
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Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
504 reviews
6.01 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Buellton/Santa Ynez Valley
117 reviews
11.35 km away
Quality Inn Santa Ynez Valley
291 reviews
11.39 km away
Sleepy Hollow Motel
2 reviews
11.64 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
669 reviews
5.99 km away
Sides Hardware and Shoes - a Brothers Restaurant
459 reviews
5.91 km away
Panino
169 reviews
5.95 km away
Petros
173 reviews
6.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Firestone Vineyard
164 reviews
.07 km away
Andrew Murray Vineyards
77 reviews
1.50 km away
Grapeline Wine Tours Santa Barbara
267 reviews
.12 km away
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